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Welcome to Visiting Asia! This site has helpful travel tips for the countries listed below.

Visiting Bali

Best Time of Year to Visit Bali

Bali Sunrise
Bali Sunrise

The best time of year to visit Bali is from late spring to late summer.

May through August is a good time to visit, as the temperatures are not too hot and the rains are fewer than at other times of year.

With a tropical climate, Bali’s weather is influenced by seasonal monsoons. This means that Bali experiences a dry season from May to September and a wet season from October to April.

While it can rain any time of year in Bali, the best time of year to visit Bali is outside of the wet monsoon season.

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Visiting China

5 Great China Taxi Tips

Beijing Taxi
China Taxi

Below are 5 great China taxi tips that can be helpful for people visiting China:

1) Assume your taxi driver doesn’t speak English, doesn’t know anything about the city you’re in, and doesn’t read maps. If you need to, don’t hesitate to ask your hotel for help.

2) Before you leave home, print out maps of your hotel and the major destinations you want to visit.

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Visiting Hong Kong

Hong Kong City Escalator

Hong Kong Escalator
Hong Kong Escalator

The Mid-Levels escalator in Hong Kong is the world’s longest covered escalator. The escalator runs from Des Voeux Road in the Central district to Conduit Road in the Mid-levels.

The Hong Kong city escalator is a great way to get around the city and avoid the traffic in the streets below.

Raised one level above the street, the Hong Kong city escalator has great views of the bustling shops, restaurants, and roads below.

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Visiting India

Tiger Safaris in India


Ranthambore National Park

Tiger safaris are a popular activity for people visiting India.

There are several national parks in India that are great for tiger safaris, including Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan, Jim Corbett National Park in Uttar Pradesh, Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh, Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh, Kaziranga National Park in Assam, and Panna National Park in Madhya Pradesh.

When planning your tiger safari in India, check to see what months of the year the national park you wish to visit is open.

Many national parks in India close to tiger safaris during the summer months due to the extreme heat and monsoons.

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Visiting Japan

Best Places for Cherry Blossoms in Japan

Sakura cherry blossom
Sakura Cherry Blossom in Tokyo

Cherry Blossom season in Japan lasts from March through April, with the blossoms (sakura) usually in full bloom by April 1. The best places for cherry blossoms in Japan are as follows:

Best Places for Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo

Chidorigafuchi
Shinjuku Gyoen
Sumida Park
Ueno Park

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Visiting Mongolia

Naadam Festival in Mongolia

Naadam Festival Mongolia
Opening Ceremony, Naadam Festival in Mongolia

The Naadam Festival dates are July 11 to 13 every year.

The annual Naadam Festival in Mongolia is the highlight of the summer. The festival takes place over three days, and involves three sports: horse racing, wrestling, and archery.

The festival begins with an opening ceremony in the national stadium in Ulaanbaatar. The ceremony includes music, military demonstrations, impressive acrobatics on horseback, and dancing.

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Visiting Myanmar

Mandalay Hill

Mandalay Hill
Mandalay Hill

Mandalay Hill in Mandalay, Myanmar is a 230-meter hill dotted with monasteries and temples.

At the top of Mandalay Hill are spectacular views of Mandalay and beautiful payas and temples.

There is a nominal entry fee for access to Mandalay Hill. Additionally, people visiting the hill can walk or take a van to the top for a small fee.

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Visiting Sri Lanka

Best Day Trips from Colombo

Tuk tuk ride in Sri Lanka
Tuk Tuk Ride

There are a lot of great day trips from Colombo that can easily be done when visiting Sri Lanka.

One of the most popular day trips is a visit to Mount Lavinia. The coastal town on the outskirts of the city has great beaches, and is frequented by locals and visitors alike.

You can easily get to Mount Lavinia by train, taxi, or tuk tuk from the city center.

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Visiting Thailand

Top Places to Visit in Thailand

Bangkok Thailand
Bangkok Thailand

It’s not easy to come up with a list of the top places to visit in Thailand. The country’s geographical diversity and rich cultural heritage make many areas of Thailand great for visiting.

Still, there are some places in Thailand that are a cut above the rest. As such, here is a list of five of the top places to visit in Thailand.

1. Bangkok – Many people visiting Thailand only spend a day in Bangkok, or even skip it altogether. But the Thai capital is bursting with activity, from bustling markets to beautiful palaces and other sightseeing highlights.

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Visiting Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City Sightseeing Map
Below is an interactive Ho Chi Minh City sightseeing map. The map shows the highlights of the city, all of which are great places to go when visiting Vietnam.

You can click on the blue teardrops to find more information about each museum, monument, market, cultural destination, or other site of interest on the Ho Chi Min City sightseeing map.

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